The Royal Annapurna Trek offers beautiful views of the Annapurna mountains and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). This is a short trek that follows a trail along the foothills of the Annapurna region.
Royal Annapurna trekking starts in Pokhara and takes you away from the well traveled Annapurna trails . This trekking is a camping trek as the villages have not been spoiled by tourism and so have not built Tea Houses professionally.
About the trip:
Safe holiday adventure pvt ltd offer you The Royal Annapurna Trekking and beautiful views of the Annapurna mountains. This is a short trek that follows a trail along the foothills of the Annapurna region. Royal Annapurna trekking starts in Pokhara and takes you away from the well traveled Annapurna trails . This trekking is a camping trek as the villages have not been spoiled by tourism and so have not built Tea Houses professionally.
So, instead of Royal Annapurna trekking route we used to call skyline trekking trails as Britain’s Prince Charles walked it in 1980s whilst on a visit to meet the Ghurkha soldiers, who had been serving in the British army. The region is populated mainly by the Gurung (Ethnicity) people, who are famed for serving as Ghurkha solders mostly.
Royal Annapurna trekking provides many opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of people that inhabit this region. The advantage is that this is a calm, easy route, on wide paths, safe and it is also accessible to most people. This trek offers a genuine insight into the nature, culture, religion and lifestyle of the local people of this region without the crowds experienced in other trekking areas such as Everest and round Annapurna .While you travel through the rice terraces and forests you are surrounded by snow capped mountains and breathtaking views. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake, which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City, where can enjoy a freshly caught fish and boating on Begnas.
This is an excellent trek for the less experienced walker or someone who is restricted by time as it affords an amazing insight into the Himalayas.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
As we have deal and rules from safe holiday adventure we will give you private transport from airport to the hotel with our airport representatives and it is only 30 minute drive to your hotel from Kathmandu hotel. A guy will show your name at front of the airport gate than you will catch him than he will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850meter).
Our guide will be at your hotel at 6.30 am to pick up you and he will drop you to the bus station. Bus leaves at 7 am from Kantipath Jamal. It is about 7 hours drive to Pokhara and stop twice a time for Lunch and dinner. You will have comfortable tourist standard bus and you will get scenic drive each hour beyond Trisuli River.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1,370m).
This is our early leaving day from Pokhara when we finish our breakfast at Pokhara hotel we will get private transport to Bijayapur Khola to begin our trek than we will follow flat easy walking route along the paddy field than we cross Bridge over the river after while the trail stands ascent to Kalika Sthan. We will have Lunch between bridge and kalikasthan at a local tea house and we will have awesome views too. Over night stay at local lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Kalikasthan to Shaklung (1730m)- 6 hrs.
After early breakfast we start to walk through the local villages and passing some beautiful forest as well as the ridge offers you a wonderful mountain views especially Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. This day we will explore mainly the rural life their culture, localities and green lush view. Over Night Stay at Shaklung.
Day 05: Trek from Shaklung to Chisopani (2629m)-6 hrs
Today we are going to walk through Gurung village which is a beautiful settlement and the terrace field around, The scenic walk after passing Gurung village and some valley walk we Decent about 400m and Ascent 600m to reach to our destination. About mid day will eat our Lunch. Over night at Chisapani.
Day 06: Chisopani to Pokhara (950m),
Today we walk half way down of the hill than we will reach at Rupa Tal(lake) than we have to climb about 200m to Sundare village than after we walk another 30 minute to Begnas tal, where we can go for an hour boating it is lovely big lake ad we will have snow cap mountain view too than we will drive back to Pokhara. over night at Pokhara Hotel.
Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu,early in the morning .
It is also our early morning weak up to catch our early bus to Kathmandu so we can have breakfast at the hotel than we go to bus station near the Pokhara airport than we will get in to the bus to Kathmandu takes 7 hours drive along the Trisuli river and on a Brithibi highway. If you are not happy to get long journey by bus we can organize plane ticket too with a budget price which is just 25 minute flight. Over night at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 8: Final departure to Tribhuban international airport.
Today sadly we have to say good bye and except your next visit and recommendation. We will drop you to the airport on time with our staff by private Car/Jeep.
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Can I get Nepal visa when I reach in Kathmandu airport?
There are two option to go to Nepal either by plane landing in Tribhuvan international airport or go through Sunauli boarder between Nepal and India. When you reach in Kathmandu airport you can get you visa within a few minute which is easy just fill up the form, get two p.p size photo and passport that’s all you need than after you have to pay the visa charge which is as bellows:
If you go to Nepal from India boarder Sunauli you just need your passport, photo and money which I mentioned above than you will get visa. It is quite long drive but to explore better south to north of Nepal you can go to Nepal from boarder side.
Is Nepal safe to visit?
Yes Nepal is a safe country even after earthquake we had already thousands of visitors each month. About 10 years ago we had really big civil war between revel party Maoist and government but now both did peace agreement and handling government together. So where ever you travel in Nepal is safe especially if you travel or trek with a authorized guide you can easily experience the culture, tradition, localities and many other fact about Nepal. So if you are thinking to go to Nepal but getting confused plz doesn’t hesitate it is safe to go to Nepal.
Which area of Kathmandu is best to stay?
There are many areas in Kathmandu where you can stay and spent your time but if you stay around Thamel area or in side Thamel you will enjoy better because there are many best restaurant, Lodges, Club, bar, local restaurant, money exchange, bank so no so you can get all kind of facilities if you stay in Thamel area or nearby.
There are few categories hotels you will get Which is hostel about 12 USD, General hotel with hot water 15 USD, 2* Hotel about 20 USD, 3 * Hotel 30 USD.
How to find best trekking agency in Nepal?
There are so many agency in Nepal up on your budget you can find Cheap, Moderate, or Luxury all kind of trip services. I would suggest you to see company profile, their Reviews, and response of the agency if possible talk on phone and decide before you sent advance.
If you go on Google also you can find some highlighted agency too but don’t belief the agency have many reviews you should face the manager or director than you can see his potential and services.
What kind of trekking equipments do I need to bring for trekking?
There are many categories of trekking in Nepal and has also differences of temperatures where do you want to go in this way your trekking equipments will determine but as usaual this are the list of trekking equipments just click the link here.
What is the best time to go to Nepal for trekking?
Generally you can trek in Nepal all year too, but you should go to the right place mostly lower loop area trek if you are visiting Nepal in Monsoon or winter. The best time to visit Nepal is September to Dec ember and February to May. These months does not get any obstacles such as too cold, landslides, heavy rain fall etc.
What is tea house trekking? Is it safe?
Tea house trekking is common activities for trekking in Nepal now as it is easy to mange and safe compare to camping trek. Tea house trek means you will sleep in the small house, and lodges each night of your trekking. You get to experience the culture, localities, traditions and many other interesting things if you stay at tea house.
Tea house trek generally they need to get authority from Nepal government to run the tea house so we will be safe if we are staying at tea house because just in case if they behave negatively we can complain him/her straight to the government related office. But camping trek does not have this option it is all at your own risk.
What kind of food can I get in Nepal?
Nepal is a small country but has mix inhabitant people it means there are so many different foods. Generally we serve all kind of food I city such as Indian, Nepali, continental, Italia, western and Tibetan. So when you are in city you can have all those items and taste of the food but during the trekking you should not expect all kind of food but still tea house from the trek will serve you spaghetti, pizza, Nepali food (Thali), Momo, fried noodles, rice, chicken, buffalo item food, eat which is enough to try al different taste in different day.
Do you also reserve hotel and plane tickets?
Yes we used to do this since many years and we will provide you a quick service and reasonable price. Beside this we also organize, rafting, City tour, home stay, volunteering plus trek, jungle safari and many more.
How much does it cost for hiring guide and porter in Nepal?
Hiring a guide and porter is easy not so expensive as every visitor can offer for their safety and also to help your trip. Professional trekking guide cost 40 USD a day who will give you totally excellent service and information the 2nd level guide cost 30 USD a day he is good enough and speak good English though and porter cost 25 USD a day including his insurance which is important while you are in Himalaya.